Cabin fever send some to the river

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Posted: Jan 29, 2014 5:56 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Jan 29, 2014 6:08 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Amite, Prairieville, Sammy's, Snow, Sleet, Winter, Ascension

PRAIRIEVILLE- After a day of being couped up inside, some folks in Ascension Parish just couldn't wait for all the roads to thaw before getting out of the house.

David Kimble spent the day fishing in the Amite River, even with some icy slush in his boat.

"Woke up this morning, got a little snow in the boat, we came and ate some breakfast, we got tired of watching movies and sitting in the house and we put five hoop nets in the boat and we're gonna run them in three days and hopefully we can get some catfish," said Kimble.

Down the highway from the Amite River, Sammy's stayed open through the wintry mess.

The restaurant fed folks eager to get a break from being homebound.

"It's certainly nice to get out after a while, you can only look at certain people for so long before they start to get on your nerves, you got to break the monotony at some point and time," said Eric Adams, who was eating with family.

While many roads in Ascension Parish were thawed out, some may still have ice, one reason why officials are still urging people to stay home.

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